With COVID-19 looming large, everyone is thinking about alternatives to live, face-to-face events. Many have already shifted to using online solutions to reach their international delegates. Ranging from online streams for large talks and presentations, to video conferencing for meetings requiring delegate interaction, these solutions are a great alternative to live events in the face of the global pandemic. However, these solutions become less viable for events requiring multi-language support.
How would interpretation fit into a video conferencing or online streaming event without feeling like an afterthought?
Congress Rental can now support any video conference platform and provide multi-language functionality using our remote interpretation solutions. Our solutions fully integrate with platforms to provide a seamless, high quality listening experience for international delegates. These solutions include:
Our expert technicians are an integral part of our solution and will be on standby during this process to ensure the audio quality remains high and streams remain continuous.
Our Remote Interpretation solution is ready to integrate with all video conferencing platforms including:
In conclusion, when looking at remote alternatives to live events during the COVID-19 epidemic, it is essential to consider integrations with interpretation for international delegates. For this, the Congress Remote Platform offers a number of unique alternatives that cover all kinds of events from small boardroom meetings, to large scale events with thousands of remote delegates. Furthermore, the platform is ready to integrate with any video conferencing or streaming platform. So, if you are currently assessing your alternatives, now is the time to consider Congress Rental remote interpretation. Contact us to learn how we can help you integrate interpretation into your remote event.
Inter-generational Learning (IL) encourages meaningful mutual learning between different age groups, promoting "a greater understanding and respect between generations" (Beth Johnson Foundation, 2019). The Thompson Home in Terrey Hills (NSW), hosted an IL activity for their senior citizens, by connecting them with primary school students. The theme of this activity was Australian History, where students asked the elderly about their experiences at school and their home environment.
The setup consisted of our Bosch Wireless Dicentis microphones, which were set to voice-activated mode and interfaced into a Skype call. The microphones allowed the residents to sit back and talk casually, while the students on the other end of the call could hear each speaker clearly.
The residents reminisced about the old days and played the music of their time to the students. As you can imagine, the main difference between these two generations is the use of technology. Using the Conference Microphones allowed the residents to experience some of the latest technology firsthand while efficiently communicating with those who use technology daily.
IL provides a meaningful connection and mental stimulation, which can reduce the feeling of isolation and prevent the likelihood of depression. According to Australia's Welfare 2015 article, over half (52%) of permanent aged care residents display symptoms of depression. It was clear from all the laughter that the interaction was a positive one and lots of fun. On the other hand, the students were able to learn about Australian History from the source while increasing their communication skills.
Using an online communication platform with a Conference Microphone system breaks down geographical barriers while making the conversation easy between groups. Inter-generational Learning aims to challenge the various social issues between generations, and this proved it can be done, with a memorable experience for all involved.
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Organising a multi-lingual event may not be something you do often and there are multiple elements to consider; AV providers, interpreters, interpretation equipment and venues. There are many intricate details of organising and planning an interpretation event, which is why we have put together a few points of difference.
Quality of equipment and service
Most of our equipment is Bosch. Bosch gives us the flexibility to integrate various systems, conference microphones, interpretation and domes, to create a complete and outstanding event solution. The quality, reliability and design of Bosch products is an easy choice from the various interpretation equipment providers.
Pairing this with our commitment to innovation and our knowledgeable and proactive technicians means we are continually progressing to create the best solutions for you, our clients!
Check out the video below for an insight into Congress Rental with our MD Jeremy Ducklin.
Our interpretation booths are ISO Compliant.
Our interpretation booths are to the international standard of ISO-4043:2016, ensuring quality, efficiency and safety. We are the only provider of ISO-4043:2016 interpretation booths in Australia.
The main point of differentiation is in the details.
• Air ventilation
• Visibility for interpreters
• Personalised lighting for interpreters
• Laptop power
They can be dismantled, transported and put together easily in various locations and venues.
As an example, The French President’s visit to Australia was an outdoor simultaneous interpretation event, taking place on the sloped lawn in front of the heritage-listed Kirribilli House. The team set up the booth on the veranda out the front of the House, positioning the interpreters at a higher vantage point and guaranteeing that members of the press would not block them.
When it comes to events, we don’t believe in “one size fits all”
Instead of providing a one size fits all “package” we prefer to tailor our solutions around your event goals. Ensuring unnecessary equipment is not supplied, and we are supplying the perfect solution. We have a wide range of options and solutions to match a variety of requirements and budgets.
During our 19 years of experience in the conference and events industry, we have discovered a few aspects of interpretation that make a huge difference to an event. Some are listed above and some you would know if you have worked with us before.
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Silent Conference is an innovative way to save money, time and effort for your next event.
Congress Rental’s Silent Conference allows you to host multiple presentations in a single space without noise interruptions from competing PA speakers.
Save money on additional room hires
Forget hiring breakout rooms by having each breakout in a single space. Breakouts can be set up in one or more venue spaces to support simultaneous presentations. High-quality digital audio is delivered through individual delegate receivers, saving you and the client money on room hire
Save time between sessions
With Silent Conference, you can hire one large area and divide it into multiple breakouts. This allows delegates to seamlessly transition from a single plenary, into as many as 32 breakout sessions. Give your clients more options and give their delegates a fun and interactive event experience that is easy to navigate – gone are the days of getting lost on the way to their next session.
Save money on room configurations
Using Silent Conference in your next event means less money on lighting, room configurations and decors.
One room. One sound desk. One successful event.
Save your delegates time and increase attendance
Who doesn’t love selling more event tickets? More delegates are inclined to find time to attend an event if it takes up hours and not days. Run concurrent sessions instead of traditional consecutive sessions with Silent Conference. This solution benefits the delegates as well as the clients.
Silent Conference is an innovative solution to organise your event, allowing you to be resourceful with your budget while ensuring that your client’s needs are met.
Want to learn more about Silent Conference? Watch our explanation video.
Australia’s tourism industry is growing every year and it’s expected to reach over 9.3 million visitors by the end of 2019. Following with this of influx of tourists, the demand for educational and business-related guided tours also increases.
Guiding and educating a tour group, in a factory or large crowd, usually requires the speaker to talk in a loud and projective voice. As a result, the speaker strains their voice while many listeners still struggle to hear them. The tour often ends with the speaker having a sore throat or lost voice and a group of people that missed all of the information that was given to them.
Voice strain and message confusion are a thing of the past, as a tour guide system guarantees a more enjoyable experience for both parties.
What is a tour guide system?
A tour guide system is a wireless, portable one-way audio solution that allows a speaker to be heard clearly by a group of people. The tour guide uses a headset microphone to deliver a message to delegates wearing headphones, creating an interactive, inclusive, but also private and conducive learning environment.
Although they can be used in many different scenarios, the most common uses are for factory tours, corporate tours, university tours, travel tours, trade shows and language interpretation.
What are the benefits of Congress Rental’s tour guide system?
What are the limitations of tour guide systems?
Tour guide solutions are used in group setting with the speaker and listeners being within a short distance of each other. With any technological solution, there is certain limitations so knowing these will ensure this solution is the right fit for you.
Different uses for Tour Guide System
Technical aspect of Tour Guide Systems
What does a Tour Guide Kit contain?
Congress Rental’s tour guide kits require minimal setup with all kits including instructions. On the odd occasion you have any difficulties operating the units, or would like more information, please do give us a call, we would be happy to help. (02 9808 6466).
Our standard kit includes the devices listed below, this can be customised to suit your needs or requirements.
Companies that choose Congress Rental
In the past 10 years, Congress Rental has rented over 600 tour guide kits and sold over 75 kits to many different companies in a diverse range of industries.
These include Coca-Cola, Toyota, Australia Post, The National Museum of Australia, Australia Post, Adelaide University, Melbourne Airport and Sydney Airport.
Frequently asked questions
1.How many groups can share the same area?
2.What is the maximum number of receivers?
Limited to the number of people you can fit in a 30 m radius
3.What is the maximum number of transmitters on the same channel? 2 transmitters